The Research Office is committed to providing guidance and training to the Montana Tech community on federal, state, and university policies and the regulations for sponsored programs research. Through this training we will improve research administration service to faculty and increase assurance of compliance with state, federal and university policies and procedures.

  • Principal Investigator (PI)
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) (available on CITI)
  • Institutional Review Board Orientation (IRB) (available on CITI)
  • Award Management
  • Federal Export Control Training (available on CITI).

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Montana Board of Regents Policy 401.C requires Montana University System (MUS) institutions to implement mandatory training for MUS employees seeking sponsored programs funding. Areas that must be covered are pre- and post-award grant management, intellectual property, and regulatory compliance (including: conflict of interest and responsible research.)

Because of this policy, Montana Tech requires that all faculty or staff who anticipate submitting applications for a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement as a PI or co-PI, must complete PI training prior to the funding request submission.

PI training is offered at the beginning of both fall and spring semesters. For questions on PI training contact the Research Office.

Students who will participate in research at Montana Tech are required to take the RCR training prior to participating in research activities. RCR training for students must be completed every 4 years. Faculty and staff who will be mentoring student research must complete the training every 3 years.

For questions on RCR training contact the Research Office.

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Research Office & Office of Sponsored Programs
MUS 210, 212, 213
(406) 496-4106